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#61 DanielNegreanu

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:51 PM

View PostNaismith, on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 5:31 PM, said:

What made Ivey focus so much on internet poker and did you ever discuss with him his motivation to do so?
He likes games and used to play lots of video games. He enjoys breaking people and there is a lot of money to be made online for him.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:52 PM

View Postsilkyjonson, on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 5:53 PM, said:

Who does Phil Ivey dislike the most in the poker world and why.
He doesn't like doing silly, annoying things he doesn't want to do.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:59 PM

View PostBiff Goods, on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 10:59 PM, said:

this would be a great story to hear about?
In Foxwoods way back in the day he went broke playing $75-$150 Stud. He came to me, and asked me for a loan. A huge loan for back in the day, and he told me he couldn't pay it back. He wanted me to know that before I loaned it to him. I had faith in his ability and knew he'd be alright, so I probably gave him like half of my bankroll to play with. He went to the Commerce and didn't play ANY of the tournaments. Instead, he sat in the $100-$200 Stud game every single day and played long hours, making like $4000-$5000 everyday. By the end of the month, I was paid back, and he started playing $200-$400 stud. From there, he just kept playing higher and higher until he reached the highest limits in the world.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 03:03 PM

View Postrcgs59, on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 11:17 PM, said:

If there was a tell you have on him what is it and why, As the new comers become more aggressive do you see that as more a challenge for Phil or more an incentive to just become a better player ?
HAHAHAHAHAHA NICE TRY!!! Like I'd ever tell! I don't think Ivey has a problem with aggressive players, he adapts well to all kinds of opponents.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 03:04 PM

View Postopie, on Friday, December 25th, 2009, 5:27 AM, said:

What is his greatest strenght and weakness ... on a golf course?
When his putter is hot it's scary. He's actually, when practicing, really good from 100 yards in. He doesn't hit the ball long at all. His drives usually land right next to mine, it's pretty pathetic!
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 03:04 PM

View PostDanielNegreanu, on Friday, December 25th, 2009, 2:59 PM, said:

In Foxwoods way back in the day he went broke playing $75-$150 Stud. He came to me, and asked me for a loan. A huge loan for back in the day, and he told me he couldn't pay it back. He wanted me to know that before I loaned it to him. I had faith in his ability and knew he'd be alright, so I probably gave him like half of my bankroll to play with. He went to the Commerce and didn't play ANY of the tournaments. Instead, he sat in the $100-$200 Stud game every single day and played long hours, making like $4000-$5000 everyday. By the end of the month, I was paid back, and he started playing $200-$400 stud. From there, he just kept playing higher and higher until he reached the highest limits in the world.
Oh wow I never knew this. You're obviously a very good person if you would do that for somebody....guess it turned out ok, hehe

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 03:31 PM

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HAHAHAHAHAHA NICE TRY!!! Like I'd ever tell! I don't think Ivey has a problem with aggressive players, he adapts well to all kinds of opponents.
I thought I would try Daniel, Just like I have yours figured out lol, one thing is I study is live tells, that's my focus and research area and expertise in my game when I play. I knew you would not say. hehehehe.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 05:19 PM

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In Foxwoods way back in the day he went broke playing $75-$150 Stud. He came to me, and asked me for a loan. A huge loan for back in the day, and he told me he couldn't pay it back. He wanted me to know that before I loaned it to him. I had faith in his ability and knew he'd be alright, so I probably gave him like half of my bankroll to play with. He went to the Commerce and didn't play ANY of the tournaments. Instead, he sat in the $100-$200 Stud game every single day and played long hours, making like $4000-$5000 everyday. By the end of the month, I was paid back, and he started playing $200-$400 stud. From there, he just kept playing higher and higher until he reached the highest limits in the world.
Was this the last time he went broke? Are you the catalyst that got him "on his way" with this loan?

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 06:20 PM

View PostDanielNegreanu, on Friday, December 25th, 2009, 3:47 PM, said:

Ivey and I always have a standing bet of $200k per tournament that we both play.
Sure, but 200k is like one roll of the dice for him -- and we are talking about what will be considered the most prestigious title (at least amongst pros)Can't you all liven it up with say a one million dollar bet (must win) - I will take half your action (lol)Seriously though, I think if you could get him to lay you 1.2 to 1 you should at least bet 500k, and leave out the prop bets with you and E-dog this year. New question: Who do you think will be the 1st person to win 20 WSOP bracelets - Ivey, Hellmuth or Negreanu?

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 07:06 PM

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 07:59 PM

Talking more about his character, does he get mad when somebody owes him some money or he just doesn't care if the amount is less than 100k
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 08:09 PM

View Postdrewlovesomaha, on Friday, December 25th, 2009, 6:20 PM, said:

Sure, but 200k is like one roll of the dice for him -- and we are talking about what will be considered the most prestigious title (at least amongst pros)Can't you all liven it up with say a one million dollar bet (must win) - I will take half your action (lol)Seriously though, I think if you could get him to lay you 1.2 to 1 you should at least bet 500k, and leave out the prop bets with you and E-dog this year. New question: Who do you think will be the 1st person to win 20 WSOP bracelets - Ivey, Hellmuth or Negreanu?
not my thread but I dont think anyone will win 20 bracelets unless poker collapses and the average wsop eventg draws 200 people again.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 08:33 PM

does Phil have a g/f or will he ever be married iyo? do you think it'd be hard for someone like him to be in a relationship?

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 08:42 PM

View PostFade2241, on Friday, December 25th, 2009, 11:33 PM, said:

does Phil have a g/f or will he ever be married iyo? do you think it'd be hard for someone like him to be in a relationship?
married to his high school sweetheart yo

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 08:43 PM

View Postgibler321, on Friday, December 25th, 2009, 10:06 PM, said:

Since this is a Phil Ivey thread, I felt like I had to post this picture. What kind of music does he listen to? Favorite band/artist?Posted Image
lol at phil's regard for his stack down by his shoes!

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 08:44 PM

View PostI_fold08, on Friday, December 25th, 2009, 11:42 PM, said:

married to his high school sweetheart yo
i always wonder whether they ever see each other - he sounds like the ultimate 24-7 gambler

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:08 PM

View Postaknapp1112, on Friday, December 25th, 2009, 5:19 PM, said:

Was this the last time he went broke? Are you the catalyst that got him "on his way" with this loan?
Depends on your definition of "broke." Lots of high stakes go cash broke and it actually makes sense. If you have $5 million dollars, it's kind of stupid to have it all in cash, sitting in a box at the Bellagio. Most people invest in something.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:11 PM

View Postdrewlovesomaha, on Friday, December 25th, 2009, 6:20 PM, said:

Sure, but 200k is like one roll of the dice for him -- and we are talking about what will be considered the most prestigious title (at least amongst pros)Can't you all liven it up with say a one million dollar bet (must win) - I will take half your action (lol)Seriously though, I think if you could get him to lay you 1.2 to 1 you should at least bet 500k, and leave out the prop bets with you and E-dog this year. New question: Who do you think will be the 1st person to win 20 WSOP bracelets - Ivey, Hellmuth or Negreanu?
No chance I can get a price from Ivey. He usually ASKS me for a price! He thinks I'm a better tournament player than he is. Since Ivey has 7 already, I'd bet on him first, me second, and I don't think Hellmuth will ever win 20.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:13 PM

View Postgibler321, on Friday, December 25th, 2009, 7:06 PM, said:

Since this is a Phil Ivey thread, I felt like I had to post this picture. What kind of music does he listen to? Favorite band/artist?Posted Image
He likes a lot of rap, but not necessarily mainstream stuff. Although we both like the tune by 50, "Have a baby by me, baby, be a millionaire." Silly song!
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:15 PM

View Postsilverstrone, on Friday, December 25th, 2009, 7:59 PM, said:

Talking more about his character, does he get mad when somebody owes him some money or he just doesn't care if the amount is less than 100k
It depends who owes the money. If it's friends he's cool about it, but if he doesn't like the person that's a totally different story. When he makes bets he always pays right away when he loses.
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